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BRIGHT, Marshal H., journalist, born in Hudson, New York, 18 August, 1834. He received an academic education, and took a course at the Lawrence scientific school of Harvard in 1852-'3. In 1854 he became assistant editor of the Albany "Argus," and was a reporter in the New York state senate. He was appointed on the staff of General Robert Anderson in October, 1861, and afterward served on the staffs of Generals W. T. Sherman, District of Columbia Buell, W. S. Rosecrans, and George H. Thomas. He was brevetted major for his services during the war, and, after resigning his commission at its close, engaged in silver-mining in Nevada. In 1873 he became managing editor of the "Christian at Work," New York, and in 1880 its editor-in-chief. He has contributed to periodicals on theological, scientific, and philosophical subjects, and has delivered public addresses.
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